Wednesday, January 6, 2016

How to build RAID volume in BP012 with LSI RAID adapter


Hardware:
BP012, PNOR: v1.7, BMC: v1.00.48
RAID Adapter: LSI 9361-8i
HDD: Toshiba 1TB SAS HDD x3


Process:
1.      Boot up BP012 with USB device contains storcli64 and DVD-ROM with OS (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS ppcle64)
2.      Boot to BP012 to Petiboot menu
3.      Type x or exit to Petiboot shell
4.      Type mount to check path of USB device



5.      Change library to /var/petiboot/mnt/dev/sdb1/LSI-PNOR (assume storcli64 is in LSI-PNOR folder of USB flash)
6.      Tyep ./storcli64 /c0 show to check HDD location

7.      Type ./storcli64 /c0 add vd r5 Size=all drives=252:3-5 to create RAID volume
Hint:
/c0: select RAID controller 0
add vd: add new Virtual Drives
r5: Set RAID type to RAID 5
Size=all: Use all RAID size for new volume (Default value)
Drives=252:3-5: select 252:3, 4, 5 three HDD to create new RAID volume
8.      Type fdisk –l to check RAID volume
9.      Type exit to Petiboot menu
10.  Move curser to OS Install
11.  Type e to modify Petiboot option
12.  Add megaraid_sas.max_sectors=2048 at end of Boot arguments

13.  Move curser to [OK] to back to Petiboot menu
14.  Install OS
15.  Select 2TB RAID volume
16.  Finish OS install process
17.  Boot to OS



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